- May 4, 2022
Does the platinum jubilee bank holiday entitle a contractor to an extension of time?
An additional bank holiday has been created in the UK this year to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Does this entitle a contractor to claim an extension of time? A client recently asked this question in the context of a project using the JCT Design and Build Contract 2016. It certainly throws up a number … Continue reading Does the platinum jubilee bank holiday entitle a contractor to an extension of time? →
- April 22, 2020
Electronic execution: another “new normal”?
Electronic signatures and virtual signings (using the Law Society guidance following the “Mercury” Tax case) have been gaining popularity for some time with electronic execution given an added boost in Autumn 2019 when the Law Commission published its report on e-signatures. The report’s key findings were that: Deeds and documents can be signed electronically so … Continue reading Electronic execution: another “new normal”? →
- September 26, 2018
Apocalypse Now? Contractor insolvency: an employer’s survival guide
Last year, a developer client raised concerns about the solvency of its main contractor, Carillion. With over 50% of the works still to be completed, the client wanted some advice as to how it could manage the risks (legally and practically) if the contractor did go “pop”. In January this year, the concerns became a reality. … Continue reading Apocalypse Now? Contractor insolvency: an employer’s survival guide →